Search Results: "Ayars Animation"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The opening of a Gonzalez-Crussi essay gives few hints as to where it may wander, but the journey is always rewarding."
More graceful, erudite, and mind-expanding essays from Gonzalez-Crussi (Pathology/ Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Univ.; The Day of the Dead, 1993, etc.), this time accompanied by haunting, beautiful color photographs of skeletons, skulls, medical specimens, and anatomical models. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGO ANIMATION BOOK by David  Pagano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"So clear that just about anyone can follow these instructions and succeed. (index) (Nonfiction. 6-adult)"
Aspiring Lego stop-motion filmmakers need look no further: this is the book that will launch your career…or at least give you a good beginning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNKY DUNK AND THE GOLDFISH by Riley Animation Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Combining the pleasantly narrated, yet uninspiring original rhyming text with slick, standard-looking graphics doesn't add much to this old yarn. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Another tepid iPad adaptation of the 1912 children's storybook. Read full book review >

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KING RA RA COWBOY by Kieron Seamons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"But along with a spindly plot, the high level of cartoon pseudo-violence and the generic African setting only cause this to bite the dust. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
In a frantic frolic lit up by bright colors and raw physical comedy, an African king's eager-to-please subjects oblige when he decides to play "cowboy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"If Barbera had been able to step up to the podium, maybe his memoir would read less like a long acceptance speech. (Author tour)"
Barbera's animated characters—Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, and the Jetsons—may have kept American kids entertained for the past 30 years, but don't expect a side- splitting memoir here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2008

"A heck of a yarn, full of vivid characters, reversals of fortune and stubborn determination: Pixar should make a movie out of it."
Brisk history of an entertainment juggernaut that is also the history of computer animation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1997

"Taken as the less ambitious but valuable work it truly is, Serious Business offers a lively, thought-provoking introduction to the fascinating complexity of seemingly simple animated cartoons. (b&w illustrations, 8 pages color illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
This nicely written and generally informative account provides a cursory though useful history of American animated cartoons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DINNER THAT COOKED ITSELF by J.C. Hsyu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A breath of fresh air in its beauty and simplicity. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-7)"
A retelling of an old Chinese folk tale emphasizes the goodness of its protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Thoroughly researched and brightly written, this is fine tribute to the famed moose and squirrel duo and their creators."
Rocky and Bullwinkle aficionados, rejoice: here's a ripsnorting celebration of the cartoon characters and their human creators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHUCK REDUCKS by Chuck Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Jones's elegant and hilarious prose moves him closer to one of his idols, Mark Twain. (16 pages color illustrations, b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
A delightful follow-up to the animation master's autobiography (Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, 1989) that will please anyone who has ever enjoyed a Warner Bros. cartoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An immensely readable and rewarding book that will challenge and inspire readers to make their workplaces hotbeds of creativity."
The president of Pixar Animation Studios describes the making of the creative culture that has produced Toy Story, Finding Nemo and other award-winning movies. Read full book review >